About Eric Booth

Name: Eric, aka "Eric Booth"

Bio:

As an actor, he performed in many plays on Broadway, Off-Broadway and around the country. As a businessman, he started a small company, Alert Publishing, that in seven years became the largest of its kind in the U.S. analyzing research on trends in American lifestyles. As an author, he has had five books published. The Everyday Work of Art won three awards and was a Book of the Month Club selection; and his most recent is The Music Teaching Artist's Bible (Oxford University Press 2009). He has written dozens of magazine articles, has a column in Chamber Music magazine, and is the Founding Editor of the quarterly Teaching Artist Journal.

In arts learning, Eric Booth has served on the faculty of Juilliard for the past 13 years, where he cofounded the Arts and Education Program as well as the Mentoring Programs; he has also taught at Stanford University, NYU, Tanglewood (5 years), Lincoln Center Institute (25 years) and The Kennedy Center (12 years). He was the faculty chair of the Empire State Partnership program for three years and held one of six chairs on the College Board's Arts Advisory Committee for seven years. He serves as a consultant for many organizations (including seven of America's ten largest orchestras), cities, states, arts service organizations, and businesses around the country. Formerly the director of the Teacher Center at the Leonard Bernstein Center, Eric is a frequent keynote speaker on the arts, arts education and creativity; he delivered the closing keynote speech to UNESCO's first worldwide arts education conference as well as the keynote to the first world conference on orchestras and community connections. As an actor, he has performed in many plays on Broadway, Off-Broadway and around the country. As a businessman, he started Alert Publishing, which, in seven years, has become the largest company of its kind in the U.S. analyzing research on trends in American lifestyles. An accomplished author, Eric has had five books published, including The Everyday Work of Art (1997), which won three awards and was a Book of the Month Club selection. He has written three dozen magazine articles and was the Founding Editor of the Teaching Artist Journal. His new book, The Music Teaching Artist's Bible, was published by Oxford University Press in February.

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